Cheers onesie day raises money for charity

Dennis Forsyth put on a onesie for charity.
Dennis Forsyth put on a onesie for charity.

Cheers Cafe Bar and Tavern have successfully raised money for charity after holding a onesie day as part of a national newspaper’s campaign in aid of 17 Scottish charities.

The event coincides with a month of activity at the Broad Street pub which has, already, seen an impressive May Day weekend celebration.

“The money was raised over the past two weekends, and includes £50 raised from a Rock N’ Roll bingo game held when Scarlett Diamonte was performing,” explained Cheers’ owner Dennis Forsyth.

The money raised, which is being kept secret while the pub runs an online competition to guess the correct amount, will go the Onesie Day Campaign by the Sunday Mail 100 Fund, which supports 17 charities and causes in Scotland.

“They were hoping to raise £30,000 for the fund through National Onesie Day,” Mr Forsyth commented.

He added: “Our customers were very generous and supportive, which was not surprising as they are always quick to put their hand in their pocket for worthwhile causes.”

This weekend, Cheers hosts their ‘Rock of Ages’ show at the main bar at 10pm, performed by cabaret star Colin MacGregor.

Local performer Hammy, meanwhile, will play in the outdoor area on Sunday afternoon from 4pm. Both shows are free to enter.